Irish Brigades Abroad
From the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic WarseBook - 2013
A history including the the Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, and the Flight of the Wild Geese. Covering the period from King James II's reign of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1685, until the disbandment of the Irish Brigades in France and Spain, this book looks at the origins, formation, recruitment, and the exploits of the Irish regiments, including their long years of campaigning from the War of the Grand Alliance in 1688 right through to the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. What emerges is a picture of the old-fashioned virtues of honor, chivalry, integrity and loyalty, of adventure and sacrifice in the name of a greater cause.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 940.2 Mc
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)